The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum, Chicago

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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Join us from May 18th to November 3rd, 2019 to explore a historic bridge tower and learn the history of the Chicago River and its famous movable bridges.
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  • This museum is devoted to the history of the Chicago River and its raised bridges. It’s located in one of the bridge towers and includes a view of the gears and ingenious counterweight system that... 
    This museum is devoted to the history of the Chicago River and its raised bridges. It’s located in one of the bridge towers and includes a view of the gears and ingenious counterweight system that...  more »
  • Small museum inside a bridgehouse. Five stories. Very interesting on how the bridges work. Definitely stop by if you walking along the river walk. 
    Small museum inside a bridgehouse. Five stories. Very interesting on how the bridges work. Definitely stop by if you walking along the river walk.  more »
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  • Such a great exhibit. The story of the river’s life is well told and the seeing the bridge mechanism was impressive! Being located right on the River Walk at the Michigan Ave Bridge is so convenient. So nice that it is only $5 admission. Definitely recommend!
  • Loved this place ! Saw it on Groupon and thought it would be cool. We were not disappointed. Each room was a different theme. Totally recommend.

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